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Can't Stop, Won't Stop: A's Acquire Gregerson

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Please Hammer Beane, don't hurt 'em

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Rosenthal has the ins with the A's front office.  Or maybe Chris Kusiolek does, who does his best Chris Cotillo impression here:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Sources: <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Athletics&amp;src=hash">#Athletics</a> getting Luke Gregerson from <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Padres&amp;src=hash">#Padres</a> for Seth Smith. First reported: <a href="https://twitter.com/Oak_AllDay">@Oak_AllDay</a>.</p>&mdash; Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) <a href="https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/statuses/407986760577454081">December 3, 2013</a></blockquote>
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It had to be one of Smith or Callaspo, and now we know.  This does not rule out a Callaspo trade, but he is safe for now.  In Gregerson, the A's get a quality reliever, who K's almost a batter an inning and keep his walk rate and home run rate down.  With Cook, Doolittle, Otero, Johnson, Blevins, and now Gregerson (and maybe even Anderson) the A's have a very strong bullpen going into 2014.

Also, RIP Hyundai Sunday.

Update: Team Confirmation:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Athletics&amp;src=hash">#Athletics</a> acquire RHP Luke Gregerson from the <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Padres&amp;src=hash">#Padres</a> for OF Seth Smith.</p>&mdash; Oakland Athletics (@Athletics) <a href="https://twitter.com/Athletics/statuses/407988934463848448">December 3, 2013</a></blockquote>
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